Most popular climbing peaks in Nepal

Meanwhile, some of you may be wondering and going through the search engines for which peaks to climb.

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Here are some of the famous and adventurous Peak climbing of Nepal to help you find out the best out of the best.

1. Pisang Peak (6091m)Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak, the most popular peak in Annapurna region of Manang Valley can be the best choice for the beginners. View Himlung, Manaslu, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna and Annapurna III are some of the ranges of Annapurna that you will witness. Since the climbing is technical in nature, it is better to get some skills in climbing and trekking. The main highlight of this peak climbing is world’s widest pass “Thorong La Pass”.

2. Mera Peak (6461m)Mera peak

Mera peak is known as the highest trekking peak of Nepal. This peak climbing includes the view of five peaks which are 8 thousand meters long like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Technically, it is a difficult peak and adventurous too. Those who have climbing experience, Mera peak can be the best choice for them. The main highlight of this peak climbing is Hinku Valley with the beautiful natural view.

3. Island Peak (6189m)Island Peak

Island peak is the popular climbing peak in Nepal. With some climbing experience, energy, and physical fitness, one can easily climb the Island Peak. It is not a technical climbing peak. Lhotse Glacier is the main highlight of this Peak climbing.

4. Lobuche East Peak (6119m)lobuche peak

Close to the Khumbu Glacier and a little more adventurous than Island Peak, Lobuche East Peak gives you the variety of climbing routes. The main highlights of this Peak are Kala Patthar and Everest with the stunning views.

5. Dhampus peak (6019m)dhampus peak

Dhampus peak is easier climbing trekking peak in Nepal. It is technically straightforward located in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The popular Dhampus peak climbing is done through beautiful countryside inhabited by highly diversified communities and culture. The main highlights of this peak climbing are Dhaulagiri I, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I, Lamjung Himal and other small Himalayas.

6. Yala Peak (5732m)yala peak

Yala Peak is one of the most easier peaks of Langtang region. It can be done will less climbing experience. Yala peak is situated near the Tibet border so one can experience the different cultural aspects of people. The main highlights of this peak climbing are Mt. Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Gang Chempo and Dorje Lakpa.

7. Pachermo Peak (6273m)pachermo peak

The popular climbing Peak of Rolwaling region Pachermo Peak is challenging and difficult peak to climb. It is one of the attractive peaks in Nepal and can be approached either from busy trekking trail of Khumbu region or from the Rolwaling region. The highlights of this peak climbing are the view of Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Amadablam, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Thamserku, Mt.Kantega and so forth.

There are still lots of other Peaks to climb in Nepal you can even go for those peaks too. But the above mentioned are popular and challenging Peaks to climb.

Things to do in Pokhara

pokhara-taalIf you are planning to visit Nepal for your holidays then there is no other best choice than Pokhara. Pokhara is a calm and clean city of Nepal. It is the place full of Natural beauty and the magnificent Himalayas. Pokhara is a most wanted destination for many tourists who come in Nepal. There are uncountable things that you can experience in Pokhara. It is hard to list down all those but we have tried to show the best out of the best so that it will be easy for you while you visit Pokhara.

Here are some of the things that one can do in Pokhara:

1. Paragliding in PokharaParagliding

Pokhara is known for the best place and falls under the top 5 list in the world for paragliding. One can paraglide with the experienced pilots, go for solo flights or even with the hawks. There are now many, offering the lessons for paragliding with the certified courses. If you have a dream of flying in the sky then Pokhara is the right choice for you.

2. Zip flyer in PokharaZip flyer

Zip flyer has been attracting many people nowadays. The zip flyer in Pokhara starts from 1625m in Sarankot. It is the longest Zip flyer in the world with 1860m long. The Zip flyer provides you the opportunity to view Annapurna mountains, Macchapuchhre Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal and other Panoramic views of Pokhara.

3. Skydivingskydiving

For the people who love adventure, Pokhara can be the choice with the great adventurous Skydiving. It is definitely a thing that one will surely want to do in Pokhara. The Skydiving takes place at Pame Danda drop zone, West of Fewa Lake in Pokhara.

4. CampingCamping

Camping is the popular activity for those who want to stay under the naked sky rather than the lodges and hotels. Moving away from the luxurious life and celebrating in nature can be the best thing to experience.

5. Mountain Bikingmountain-biking

Mountain biking is a remarkable way to witness the exotic tourist attractions, Pokhara. The opportunity to explore the beautiful city Pokhara will the lifetime experience. The bikes can be rented from the different bike shops opened in Pokhara.

6. World peace pagodaPagoda world

World Peace Pagoda, also known as Shanti Gumba is located at the top of Ananda Hill with Buddhist monument style. For peace lover, it can be the best place to visit in Pokhara.

7. Visit different cavescave-in-pokhara

Pokhara has a lot of caves to visit like Mahendra Cave, Chameri Gupha, Gupteswar Mahadev Cave, The Crazy Cave, Balkailaseswor Cave and Siddheswor Cave. It will be an amazing experience to see the ancient cave with different stones and God and Goddess statue inside.

8. Sunrise and beautiful view of HimalayasAnnapurna-Base-Camp

Sarankot is the chosen place in Pokhara to see the beautiful sunrise and the view of Himalayas. Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Dhaulagiri Range and Macchapuchhre are some of them which one can view from Pokhara.

There are still other more things that you can do in Pokhara. You can go for boating, relax in the Fewa lake, Canoeing, Ultra-light flight, Fishing, visit Old Bazaar and Museums and so forth.

Places in Nepal to enjoy with family

Nepal provides various places for exploring and having fun. From difficult to the easy path, Nepal has a lot of trials, beautiful places, to go for. It can be the best holiday destination for the one who wishes to spend time with their family.

As there are many places to visit in Nepal, here are some of the awesome ones from them where you will be definitely attracted and get time to have fun with your family.

1. Boudhanath Stupa

Bouddha Stupa
Boudhanath Stupa is the famous and largest stupa in Nepal. It is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites and is also listed in the world heritage site by UNESCO. Thousands of people gather daily in Boudhanath to make Kora and for praying. It is the best site to visit with your family and pray together for the prosperity and peace. Also, you can see the giant Mandala of the Buddhist cosmos. On the day of Lhosar festival known as the Tibetan New Year Boudhanath holds a great celebration.

2. Swambhunath Temple

Temples in Nepal
Swambhunath Temple, the other name is Monkey Temple is the visitors choice as it represents the symbol of peace and prayers. It will be the best place to visit with the family and make prayers. Similarly, you can view the sleeping Buddha, Dewa Dharma Monastery, huge gold plated Vajra ‘thunderbolt’, a temple dedicated to Harati (the goddess of all children) in Swayambhunath Temple.

3. Thamel

Thamel
Thamel is the key destination for many tourists who come to visit Nepal. After arriving at the international airport most of them take a taxi or any other means to get to Thamel. It is popular for the markets too. You can visit Thamel with your family and buy lots of ancient and tradition goods especially the night time will be the best for roaming around Thamel.

4. Botanical Garden (Godavari)

botanical garden
Botanical Garden at the foot of Phulchoki mountain (DADA) is a beautiful garden in Nepal with a different variety of ferns, plants, and the view is amazing. You can travel to this Garden with your family and enjoy the greatest view. Also, you can know about the new plants and ferns.

5. Everest View Trek

Everest
There are many people who find it difficult to go to Everest Base Camp Trekking. For those people, Everest View Trekking is the best option to chose for as the view is awesome and one can also experience the Everest closely with their family.

6. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


This is the evergreen trekking course that takes you to the wonderful village with different ethnicity. It offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons and so forth. It is an easy trek that can be done by anyone with their family.

There are still other lots of places that you can travel with your family and have a good time in Nepal.

 

Special thing to buy when you visit Nepal

Nepal has always been the place famous for handmade goods. Also, the country is best known for the art and architecture. Metalworks, clothing materials, tea, sculpture, paper made materials, dolls, trekking gear, jewelry, etc are the thing that many of the tourists who come to Nepal wants to buy.
Here is the list of the things that one should buy when visiting Nepal.

1. Pashmina

Pashmina
Pashmina, also known as Cashmere is made from the hair of mountain goat called Chyangra or Capra Hircus. It has been popular for centuries among the people as it is made from the wools which are best known for the luxurious wool in the whole world. There are many items found in Nepal made from Pashmina and the prices vary from product to product. Thamel can be one of the choices as there are many shops where you can find pashmina made items. Nowadays, the duplicates of pashmina are spread widely, so before thinking about buying the product research is the most.

2.Trekking Gears

Trekking Gears
Most of the people from around the world come to Nepal for Trekking. For trekking, trekking gears are the essentials which include trekking shirt, jacket, shoes, Sleeping Bags, and so forth. Kathmandu and Pokhara are the popular cities to buy the trekking gears. There are many shops which sell the fake trekking gears too. One needs to be careful while purchasing the gears. Thamel in Kathmandu and Lakeside of Pokhara are the best places to buy trekking Gears.

3. Stone and Bead Jewelry

Stone and beads
Kathmandu is a well-known city for buy stone and bead jewelry. Bracelets, ear-ring, necklace, ring, and many other items made by the bead and stones are popular among the people. Rudraksha is the most famous among all. Thamel, Dubar Square, and Pashupatinath can be the best place to buy the bead and stone jewelry.

4. Handicrafts

handicrafts
Nepali is the country where handicrafts are popular from the very ancient time. Traditionally made goods with hands, look so beautiful and are used for decorating the houses too. Bhaktapur. Durbar Square, Thamel, Patan, are some the places for getting the best handmade items.

5. Tea and spices

Tea and spices
Nepal is the best place to buy the organic tea and spices. If you are fond of Tea than it is the great place to find your choice of tea as there are lots of varieties. Spices like cardamom, pepper, chilly, cumin and so forth are the famous spices that people buy.

6. Puppet dolls

Puppet dolls
For puppet dolls, Bhaktapur city is the popular place to discover. You can buy the locally made dolls as a bundle or a piece.

7. Thangkas

Thangkas
Thangkas are the traditional Buddhist culture paintings which are made in Nepal. From small size to the big, this kind of paintings can be found. Bouddha, Swayambhu, Thamel, are the best place to buy Thangkas.

8. Khukuri

Khukuri
Khukuri is the national weapon of Nepal. Khukuris were used by the Gorkha soldiers in the battle in the previous days. This weapon is very stylish, one can also decorate the wall of their house hanging Khukuri. Bhaktapur is the best place to buy Khukuri.

Top rated Tourist Attraction in Nepal

The country gifted with the natural beauty “Nepal” attracts many tourists yearly. Some visits Nepal for relaxing and chilling in the monasteries, some for a tour, some for trekking, some for climbing, some for adventure tour and so forth. There are lots of places in Nepal which are top rated and visited by many people from around the world. Some of the Top rated attractions are listed below:Manaslu trek

1. Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal that is surrounded by the hills. The metropolis is called the richest in ancient and historical places, arts, architectures, palaces and so forth. All of the people with specific ethnicity are found in this city. The city is likewise famous for the town of God and Goddess. The dwelling Goddess known as Kumari lives in Kathmandu.The region with plenty of Temples and shrines is popular amongst many vacationers from around the world. Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel, Kumari house, the garden of dreams are the popular area are the attracting factors of Kathmandu.

2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar square is positioned in Bhaktapur 13m east of Kathmandu Valley. The location consists of Durbar Square, Tamaudhi square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square. The primary appeal of Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the fifty-five windows palace made by the historical King Jitamitra Malla in 1769. Bastsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapol Temple, Golden Gate and Lion’s gate are a number of the beautiful attraction in this area.

3. Pokhara

Pokhara is the Largest city of Nepal in the case of the area. The metropolis is nicely prepared and planned with lots of factors to revel in. It is the famous vacation spot amongst many travelers. Magnificent scenery, adventure sports, and accommodation and food choices have made Pokhara one of the exceptional picks for people. It is also a famous location for paragliding. Sarankot, Phewa Taal, World Peace Pagoda, Begnas Taal, Mahendra cave, David Falls are the reason that one wishes to enjoy traveling Pokhara.

4. Chitwan

Chitwan is a beautiful town in Nepal that’s wealthy in Flora and fauna. The first National Park of Nepal “Chitwan National Park” and the famous Wildlife reserve “Parsa wildlife Reserve” lies right here. Aside from this, Das Chung which is the famous vicinity amongst many is in Chitwan. Elephant riding, Elephant bath, jungle safari, boating, canoeing, jungle safari are the activities that attract the tourists in Chitwan.Bengal tiger, gharial, rhino, leopards, mugger crocodile, Indian rock python and several species of animals which are rare are found in Chitwan. In addition, Chitwan is one of the places in Nepal where you can reveal the delicious Cusine.

5. Annapurna Base Camp

It is the most famous & appealing trekking path of Nepal a good way that offers you a threat to discovering the panoramic view of Annapurna variety which is also known as Range of the Gods. The path to Annapurna Base camp will provide you an adorable view of Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare and passes through dense rhododendron forest, the alpine wooded area with Gurung people. Astonishing view of the mountain will make your path lifetime memorable.

6. Everest Base Camp

Nepal is called the house to the eight of the fourteen mountain and has the highest mountain in the global that is steeped in history & Sherpa culture. From all over the World, the visitor comes to Nepal for this trekking. Everest Base Camp trail brings you head to head with the tallest mountain in the world with some excellent panorama and sights. The glimpses of the Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse peaks can be visible on this trek and the highlights of the Solu Khumbu offers you a glimpse into the life of the Sherpa people. The view of snow-blanketed peaks of the Himalayas will forever be engraved in your thoughts.

7. Mustang

The Kingdom of Lo ” Mustang” is one of the famous places among the tourist as well as the people in Nepal. Mustang is the hidden world of the antique Buddhist nation which might be the most mysterious and least mentioned Kingdom fortunate with vistas such as uncommon and fascinating views of the snow-capped Himalaya, barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills,  the colors of a desert sunset. At some point in Mustang, the people can be attracted with the aid of the thousand years ancient monastery, caves, close by tribes and scenic beauty of different landscapes.

 

How to Prepare for Everest Base Camp Trek

Heaven on earth, Everest Base Camp is a dream destination for many. But not everyone gets to experience the heavenly beauty. Nestled with mountains and snowy plains, the Everest Base Camp trek is alive with energy. This gives you the lifetime opportunity to discover the remote monastic caves, the life of Sherpa’s, their culture & traditions. The journey takes you to the fabled Khumbu Ice Fall and its towering seracs to the 5600 meters summit of Kalapathar. The vibrant and unobstructed view of mountain range, sunrise, and the chilly wind at the top is definitely a stunning experience. It includes total 16 days of the trek with 6-7 hours of continuous walk daily. Every time the Everest region will welcome you with its diversified flora and fauna.Everest

But this legendary trip comes along with equal challenge and adventure. We all know, Trekking in the Himalayas is a serious challenge which requires significant preparation. Definitely, there are many risks going on the high altitudes of Everest Base Camp, but it can be safe if done correctly. For that, you need to prepare before heading. And for preparation I would suggest you follow these aspects:

Training and Fitness

Everest is the region with extreme weather conditions and many other obstacles. For tackling them you should be properly trained and fit. You should be in good enough shape for the trek.

You should consult your doctor, get a physical examination, and make sure your body is functioning the way it should be. This also makes sure your body can handle the conditions well there. You should practice carrying standard weight, handle the low air pressure, and withstand high winds and low temperatures.

Be prepared mentally, physically, and financially as it is said ‘Train hard, fight easy’. Focus especially on strengthening legs, core strength, and endurance. Also, don’t forget to take enough diet.

Basically, training can be divided into following categories:

  • Cardiovascular Training – Perform a cardio training at least 6 months before the trek, for about 30 minutes and four times a week. This helps to strengthen heart & lungs and also increase bone density. You can carry your day-pack or a weighted vest to accommodate your back and shoulders. Besides, swimming, cycling, climbing, etc can also be done.
  • Strength Training – Conditioning your leg muscles, shoulders, abdomen & back, should be an integral part of your preparation. It helps to increase your stamina and improve strength endurance. Aside from aerobic and cardiovascular training, start doing key strength training routines like pull ups, sit ups, presses and crunches. They maintain the proper form of body to prevent injury or possible strain. Increase the frequency and duration of the routines simultaneously, but make sure not to train beyond overexertion.

 

  • Trekking and Altitude Conditioning – This training is for high hills and slopes that you will be walking. Go for hikes, treks, or normal walks. To adapt the altitude of EBC, try to ascend around 2,000 feet of trail with sufficient loads on your back. You can try to increase the mileage, load, and speed in each trek. Nowadays, there is special technology known as altitude gym which can lower the normal oxygen level and create higher altitude condition.

 

  • Mental Conditioning – Well, I would say this tryout is the most significant of all. If you aren’t prepared in your mind, it would be impossible to complete the journey. There might be many obstacles on your way. Be calm and have patience. Get in your mind the journey is not easy but you can handle every challenge with optimism. You can train your mind through meditation and yoga.

Picking up ‘The Right’ Gears

Everest Base Camp trek is not a technical climb but saying so it is not even that easy. You should be ready for every way. And the preparation is incomplete without sufficient gears. How you prepare for the trip makes a huge difference in how you enjoy the trek.

There are a number of essentials that you need for EBC trek to ensure its safety and success. But few things are of utmost importance.

While packing, don’t forget essential items like passport, permits, travel insurance, and enough cash. Talking about the clothing items, trekking boots, and down jacket are a must.

 

  • Trekking Boots: During the trek, you will be walking for long hours every day. You don’t want to injure yourself. Thus, you need trekking boots with proper traction and makes you feel comfortable. For that, you will need proper waterproof and comfy trekking boots to protect from hazards of the cold and rocky trails.

 

I usually suggest taking your running shoes for the trek. They are extremely comfortable with walking high and long distances. Plus, they are breathable too. Most importantly, running shoes protect your feet from minor injuries to major like plantar fascistic, tendinitis, pronation, etc.

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  • Down Jacket: While trekking at a high altitude of EBC, it will be extremely cold. The chilly wind can easily get on your nerve and cause severe problems like nausea, headache, frostbite, pneumonia etc. Moreover, the uneasiness may cause altitude sickness. Thus, make sure to warm your chest and head.

    Nothing helps to beat the cold like a high-quality down jacket. Before taking one, don’t forget to check necessary features, material, and down fill power. You have the option to buy or rent it in Kathmandu.If you don’t have any idea regarding them, simply go through best down jacket of 2017. This will certainly help you find a better one.Other essentials include sleeping bags, water bottles, sun hat, gloves, sunscreens, medications, personal health requirements, and many others.

    Conclusion

    For making these preparations successful, don’t forget to take well-balanced diet for good level of health. Also, while you are on the trek, follow correct acclimatization schedule and have rest as much as possible.Keep yourself hydrated; drink 4 to 5 liters of water each day. Have a slow, relaxed walk and help you body accommodate the oxygen level to keep away fatigue. Keep in mind that you are traveling to one of the most beautiful places on this planet. So please do not rush. Embrace the vibrancy of this wonderful region.

    Respect the culture and the people whom you will definitely find very friendly. Take your time and take wonderful memories from this legendary trekking route.

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